Moroccan Chicken Couscous Salad Bowls

Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl

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Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl is my go-to meal to serve when looking for a light and healthy dish. Combining the best of Moroccan cuisine, the golden couscous, and the spice blend rub will transport you to the majestic Maghreb.


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How To: Make Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl

This Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl is such a nutritious meal that is actually filling and won’t leave you feeling hungry soon after.

First, start by preparing your own Moroccan spice blend. You can find a premade blend in the store but it’s so easy to make at home with 1tsp each of cumin, paprika, cayenne, ginger, nutmeg, turmeric, salt, and pepper.

Cover the chicken breasts with the spice blend and rub it in until coated. Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once the oil is glistening, add the chicken to the pan and cook until done or the internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

This takes about 5-7 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the chicken. Slice thin for even quicker cooking.

While the chicken is cooking you can prepare the couscous. Bring water to a boil and add the couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

Salt and stir in tomato sauce. Set aside. 

Now let’s start building your salad! Layer romaine, tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber slices. Drizzle with olive oil or a vinaigrette. Top with couscous and sliced chicken, and serve with yogurt. Enjoy!

Moroccan Chicken Couscous Salad Bowls

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Moroccan Chicken Couscous Salad Bowls

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Moroccan Chicken Couscous Salad Bowls
Moroccan Chicken Couscous Salad Bowls

Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl

Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl is a light and healthy dish that combines golden couscous and a traditional spice blend rub.
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, moroccan, spring, summer

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Moroccan spice blend (see below)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup golden couscous
  • cup broth or water
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce chopped
  • 6 oz grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ cucumber chopped
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • 2-4 tbsp olive oil or vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt optional

Moroccan Spice Blend

  • 1 tsp each: cumin, paprika, cayenne, ginger, nutmeg, turmeric, salt, and pepper

Instructions

  • If mixing your own, prepare the Moroccan spice blend.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Rub the chicken breasts with the Moroccan spice blend until coated. Add the olive oil to the pan, followed by the chicken breasts. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 5-7 minutes per side. Set aside to cool.
  • While the chicken is cooking, start the couscous. Bring the water or broth to a boil. Add the couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes and fluff. Mix in tomato sauce and set aside.
  • In two salad bowls distribute the romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber. Top with couscous and sliced chicken. Drizzle olive oil or an olive oil vinaigrette and serve with yogurt if desired.
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29 thoughts on “Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl”

  1. Im not the best cook and i do feel like I have two left hands in the kitchen but this is something im definately goiing to try, thanks so much for sharing.

  2. This sounds so delicious. I have to come with a meal plan because I don’t know what to coom most days. This recipe will make a nice addition to my recipe list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. They say you eat with your eyes first and this dish is beautiful! I love boldly spiced/ flavored foods. I am definitely going to give this one a try. It also looks like a great dish to serve in the summer after grilling chicken… or maybe salmon/ halibut?? Yum!!

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